Excess Load Permitting Guidelines

HTA Legal Loading Dimensional Limits:

  • Width = 2.60m (8’-6”)
  • Height = 4.15m (13’-7”)
  • Length = 23.00m (75’-5”)

If any dimension is greater than the above, an excess load permit is required.

 

Annual Overwidth Permit:
Allows for up to 3.70m (12’-2”) maximum width.
(This permit allows over width privileges only all other dimensions subject to HTA limits above)

 

Trip Specific Excess Load Permits:
Required for each load if any dimension is greater than the HTA limits above.

 

Minimum Escort Requirements:

  • Width 4.00m to 4.59m – 1 private escort required
  • Width 4.60m to 4.99m – 2 private escorts required
  • Width 5.00m and wider – 2 Police escorts required (Route must be surveyed)
  • Length 36.76m to 45.74m – 2 private escorts required (Route must be surveyed)
  • 45.75m and longer – 2 Police escorts required (Route must be surveyed)
  • 4.50m and higher – 1 private escort (pole car) required. (Route must be surveyed)

 

Moves Through Roundabout (CR2 at CR4) Requirements:

  • Length 36.76m and longer – Police required at roundabout for traffic control. Moves must be completed between 9:30am and 3:30pm.
  • Width 5.00m and wider – Police required at roundabout for traffic control. Moves must be completed between 9:30am and 3:30pm.
  • Width 6.00m and wider – Police required at roundabout for traffic control. Roads Staff also required on site as traffic sign removal may be required. Roads Staff charges will apply. Moves must be completed between 9:30am and 3:30pm.

 

General Notes:

We review the proposed routing on each application to ensure the route is suitable. We will recommend re-routing if we have concerns with the proposed route.

See the County of Lennox & Addington website for “Suggested Routes for Oversize Loads” map for preferred routes.

We will put travel time restrictions on large oversize moves at our discretion. Typically the restrictions will be applied to moves in urban areas or through the roundabout to avoid AM/PM peak traffic periods. (Typically moves must be completed between 9:30am and 3:30pm but other restrictions may be applied).

These guidelines are provided for reference only and are subject change. Carriers are responsible to ensure that they meet all requirements of the Highway Traffic Act.

Excess Load Permit Application